Black-Brown Pine Tar is a black tar with a touch of brown, which produces a black colour that is slightly softer than the ordinary Black Pine Tar. It provides the same protection against decay, mould, and desiccation as the other pigmented pine tars, and the softer black colour matches well with modern wooden houses, as well as fences and boathouses. It is also a very good wood treatment alternative that produces a visual finish similar to Shou Sugi Ban.
Pine Tar has a long documented history of being used to penetrate and protect wooden surfaces outdoors, while still allowing it to breathe. Mix with Purified Linseed Oil to create a natural, brown wood stain, giving better penetration and a surface that finishes matte and less sticky.
Apply Black-Brown Pine Tar to new, untreated wood or to wood that was formerly treated with Pine Tar, or distemper paints such as Falun Paint.
Clean the surface with Linseed Oil Soap and water to remove dust and dirt from the wood with a brush. Rinse well and allow to dry.
Pine Tar comes concentrated, and there are many old recipes for dilution, but we like to mix 50/50 with Purified Linseed Oil and apply the mixture warm (approx. 60ºC) and to a warm surface in order to avoid the need for solvents. This helps to promote penetration into the wood for a long-lasting result. Adjust the ratio according to your project. See the Auson Technical Data Sheet below for more detail.
Minimum operating temperature: 10 - 15ºC on the surface and in the air. Beware of invisible condensation on surfaces below 15ºC.
Note: Black-Brown Pine Tar is a product from nature, where the appearance may vary slightly from batch to batch. For larger quantities, it can be a good idea to mix several cans together for better uniformity.